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Emily Thornberry MP – until last week shadow Attorney General – comes from a working-class council estate and joined the middle classes as a barrister but, unlike similar products like me, joined the Labour Party rather than the 

With a wry sense of humour typical of those who travel that passage she tweeted a photo of a home decked in England flags with an iconic white van parked outside.

I took it as a sign of her 
dismay that Rochester voters had fallen under the spell of a neo-Thatcherite tribute party led by an enterprising former public schoolboy and City 

Of course such irony is lost on a member of the “Labour aristocracy” from Hampstead, who studied PPE at Oxford and went straight to work for Gordon Brown at the Treasury.

(Dr) John Cameron

Howard Place

St Andrews

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